Blackwater Ukulele and Dulcimer Festival

Artwork by Cheryl Butler

Sunday, September 13, 2015

This year the festival has been moved to Sunday

All festival events and workshops are included in the regular $10 admission fee to the gardens. 

Countdown to the Festival


  9:30 am     - Mix, mingle and jam

11:30 am     - Workshops

                         Beginning Ukulele

                         Intermediate Ukulele


  1:00 pm     - Concert

                         Dave "Ukulele Dave" Brown

                         Nathan Miller

                         Charleston Hot Shots

                         Sarah Summer

                         The V-Tones with Big Jim

  3:30 pm       - Open Mic

  5.00 pm       - Festival Ends

Open Mic Rules.  Be kind to animals and small children, respect the elderly and you must have at least one ukulele or dulcimer in your act

Benefit for the Music Speaks Project Supporting Autism Awareness and Early Access to Care

Nathan (r) meets Jake Shimabukuro (l) 

Join Nathan Miller in his endeavor to raise awareness for Autism and the need for early access to care through the power of more

Make sure you get on the festival e-mail list

Festival Poster and T-shirts
The gardens will be selling art posters and T-Shirts featuring the artwork you see in the left corner painted by local fine artist Cheryl Butler.   

New this year! 
Mountain Dulcimer workshop and dulcimers at Open mic!!!  The instruments just seem to complement each other,so bring your mountain dulcimer to the open mic!!! 

Sponsored By

The Charleston Hot Shots

Cypress Gardens

This Year's Food Vendor is Fauzia's Kitchen!!!  
Check out her tasty menu.



Beginning Ukulele
This workshop taught by Jim Ravoira is for the absolute novice ukulele player.  He will teach you how to tune, hold and strum your instrument.  Plus you will learn two fun songs. 

Intermediate Ukulele
Taught by Donald "Noodle" Whitley will help bring you to the next level of ukulele playing. Always a big crowd favorite.

New to the festival is the mountain dulcimer, Ron and Ginny Rowland will introduce you to the dulcimer and have a few you can borrow for the class.  Its first come first serve.